Chief Pilot

Location: La Quinta, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Desert Jet, a fast-growing aircraft management and charter company based in Southern California, is seeking outstanding applicants for a position on the management team as Chief Pilot.

Why Work for Desert Jet?

Desert Jet is one of the fastest growing aviation companies in the company, having ranked five consecutive years on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest growing, privately-owned companies.  Our flight hours in 2017 increased 50% over 2016, and our revenue doubled.  We are a 100% pilot-owned and managed company; stable, profitable, and with no debt.  We have maintenance staff that inspects our fleet before and after each flight, as well as a Safety Management System created by our own pilots that has earned us IS-BAO stage III registration, ARGUS Platinum, and WYVERN Wingman status.

We have open dialogue where our pilots speak directly with management and each other about any concerns on a weekly basis, we solicit ways we can improve, and we offer personal development training to help interested pilots grow into leadership and/or managerial roles.

If you are a bright individual with ambitious goals, strong leadership skills, and want to make an impact, then this is the place for you! 

Minimum requirements include;

  •     Airline Transport Pilot certificate
  •     Qualifications listed in FAR Part 119.71
  •     Expert level knowledge of FAA regulations and guidance
  •     Previous managerial experience
  •     Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills

Preferred qualifications include;

  •         NBAA Certified Aviation Manager status
  •         Experience in any aircraft operated by Desert Jet


We offer industry-leading compensation as well as a range of benefits and perks, such as company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401k plan with a 100% company match up to 6% of the employee’s salary, profit sharing, and use of company aircraft.

This position requires applicant to live in the greater Palm Springs area.  Relocation assistance will be provided to qualified candidates. 

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